Yesterday evening David and I decided we need some fro-yo. Okay, okay, I decided we needed some fro-yo, so off we went. There are a handful of fro-yo places within spitting distance of our house, but we were in the mood for Sweet Frog. The closest one is located next door to our old apartment complex. I don't know if this is good or bad news, but that wasn't the case when we lived there. This is bad news because I would have loved living within walking distance of deliciousness, and great news because I probably would have been the size of a house.
Anywho, so off we went! It took me the customary 20 years to pick out my flavor and toppings, while David knew within a minute of walking in. After I finally created the perfect concoction we decided to wander over to our old stomping grounds and see what was going on. Since we've moved (it'll be two years in August) the complex has more than doubled. They've added between 10 and 15 new buildings, a new clubhouse, a new dog park, a new people park, a new salt water pool, and an awesome new outdoor seating/lounging area complete with grills, couches, and TV's! Needless to say we were too early to the party.
Considering it was an apartment, it wasn't the worst place to live. They had a place for Daisy to run and play (now populated with new buildings), a gym, and a nice view. It was still apartment living though and hauling groceries up three flights is not fun on any level. What made it really special, though, was that it was our first place together.
Wandering down memory lane last night was really special. We were reminded of when we first got that ragamuffin pup we love so much. We were thrown back to our first days as newlyweds and the excitement of seeing each other after being apart for months (no thanks to you, Alabama!). I hope it's all there 20 years from now, so we can do the same thing all over again.
All to Him I owe; Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow.
Our worship team has been knocking it out
of the park the past few weeks. They recently blessed us with an
awesome rendition of this traditional hymn. How blessed we are that He sent His only son to rescue us from the sin of this world! It was through this ultimate sacrifice that were saved.
I cannot put into words the joy that pours from my heart with this song. The first time I heard it was at our old church in Raleigh, and it immediately spoke to my heart. Since then, every time I've heard it I am filled with such love for the Lord and His unending love for us.
This is a great version of this beautiful song. . .
Dear morning drive, You are becoming much more pleasant with the addition of our friend, the rising sun, and the warmer weather. Keep on keepin' on.
Dear students, You're tired, I get it. Believe it or not, your teachers are tired too! Only three short weeks until we part ways. Please don't turn me into a strict monster with all your cuckoo craziness.
Dear Etsy, Your offerings are absolutely spectacular. Any way you could possibly not be so overwhelming with the crazy amount of nifty things you have?? I am loving this, though:
I recently posted about giving coconut oil a try. I'd heard about all the benefits, but needed recipes to try it in. Enter this yummy (and laughably easy) treat. I was a little skeptical the coconut would be overbearing, but it was actually quite yummy.
1 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tbsp virgin coconut oi
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt
Combine all ingredients in a food processor.
into any small container (I used a 7×5) and fridge for an hour before
trying to cut.